Silverhydra Stack

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The following recommendations are those narrowed down by 'Silverhydra', an editor of Examine. As such, these recommendations are not the opinion of Examine.com per se but those of this editor, and any personal pronouns henceforth reflect Silverhydra's opinion.

Each supplement is broken down into four bullets, these bullets and their explanations are:

  • Highly Recommended: Demographics or persons in which this supplement is highly recommended and worth a trial period

  • Recommended: Demographics or persons in which this supplement would probably benefit, but not to such a degree that it falls in the Highly Recommended category. This serves as a blanket category for things that would be good but are not necessarily that good

  • Not Recommended: Not outright recommended, not necessarily advised against either. I would hazard a guess that they would be pretty inert

  • Not Advised: Demographics and Persons who should not use this supplement

Finally, two small clarifications that need to be noted:

  • Like always, if you are on any pharmaceuticals or medication that is prescribed by an MD then run these suggestions by them first. Stuff interacts with each other, and all the above recommendations are based upon no current supplement or drug usage and adverse interactions cannot be predicted on my side (due to not knowing what you are taking)

  • The recommendations in this list may not be 100% backed by science, due to a lack of information on the topic. For these situations, they will be addressed in the summary of the supplement in question. This list is my own thoughts, and not necessarily a perfect reflection or meta-analysis of the current science on the issue (that is the goal of the actual page of the supplement rather than this meta-page)

This 'stack' also serves as an updated list of what I personally take daily, excluding supplements that need to be cycled out of the routine
Currently excluded from the below list is CoQ10, Inositol, and Choline due to the Examine pages being subpar at the moment



Suggested Supplements

Dosage: 2-5g

  • Highly Recommended: Vegans and Vegetarians, athletes who are 'responders' to creatine (experience a gain in strength and size due to water retention shortly after taking creatine supplementation); persons above the age of 50

  • Recommended: General cognitive, performance, and health enhancement in youth (under 50) who may not outright respond to creatine supplementation

  • Not Recommended: Everybody else

  • Not Advised: Persons in which a medical doctor has contraindicted usage of creatine, usually pertains to drug-drug interactions or renal (kidney) disease states such as nephritis



Dosage: 2g

  • Highly Recommended: Vegans and Vegetarians, persons over the age of 70

  • Recommended: Persons over the age of 50, athletes looking for enhanced recovery and workout output (higher dose advised)

  • Not Recommended: Everybody else with a meat-sufficient diet

  • Not Advised: Medical contraindictions by a doctor



Dosage: 10mg

Note: Lack of science on this supplement relatively limits conclusions

  • Highly Recommended: None

  • Recommended: People with money to burn and an eye towards cognitive enhancement and longevity

  • Not Recommended: Everybody else

  • Not Advised: Persons using pharmaceutical medications with unknown interactions



Dosage: 1,000-2,000iu

  • Highly Recommended: People living away from the equator (random cutoff point of 30° latitude or further) and get very little amount of Vitamin D through the diet and get very little exposure to sunlight. Also, persons above the age of 50 outright who fall under either category.

  • Recommended: People who fall into either of the above categories, but not both; persons over the age of 50 who fall under neither category

  • Not Recommended: People who fall into neither category and are relatively youthful

  • Not Advised: Persons who have had Vitamin D contraindicted by a medical doctor (for reasons related to calcium or steroid related drugs)



Dosage: 500mcg

  • Highly Recommended: Persons who expose themselves to light at late hours of the night, who have highly abnormal sleep schedules, and for persons who travel across timezones frequently

  • Recommended: Persons who wish to sleep better at night, and who may be interested in longevity

  • Not Recommended: Everybody else

  • Not Advised: Persons in which a medical doctor has advised against melatonin usage, usually pertains to pharmaceuticals that may affect the brain (anti-depressants, etc.)



Dosage: 200-400mg

Dose is based on Magnesium Citrate. If using a better absorbed form of Magnesium, consider lowering the dose

  • Highly Recommended: Aged persons with a dietary deficiency (less than 50% of the RDA) of Magnesium (assessed by analyzing dietary intake)

  • Recommended: Non-aged persons with a dietary deficiency (less than 50% of the RDA) of Magnesium (assessed by analyzing dietary intake)

  • Not Recommended: Persons who are already taking Magnesium or otherwise able to exceed 100% of the RDA on a daily basis through diet

  • Not Advised: Persons in which Magnesium supplementation has been contraindicted by a medical doctor



Dosage: 300mg

Note: Lack of science on this supplement relatively limits conclusions

  • Highly Recommended: None

  • Recommended: Cognitive enhancement in both youth and elderly, reduction of anxiety

  • Not Recommended: Everybody else

  • Not Advised: If using pharmaceutical drugs (with unknown drug-drug interactions) or if otherwise contraindicted by a medical doctor



Tags

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The stack pages are not being updated and have been kept for archival purposes.

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